‘So I said ‘it’s a bit like playing bagpipes with a haggis’!’
Crivvens! Jings! And Help Ma Boab! Our new slogan for 2019 will continue to be ‘we live in scary times but fascinating ones’ and so the blog obsession with Donald Trump continues (we will be catching up on UK anti-fascist activity on The Friday Blog). As economics geeks, we know that economics is boring and confuses people but, if you were a ‘billionaire businessman/ president’ with a deep fried Shredded Wheat hairdo then wouldn’t you read up on the subject so that when you speak to global media, you don’t sound like a large sticky mound o’ arse-bilge?
Trump’s Hair In Repose
In case ye didnae know, during his presidential campaign The Great Donzo kept returning to 2 major issues: 1, that Hillary Clinton should be locked up for being corrupt; and 2, America was being invaded by Mexican drug smoking terror-rapists so a big wall was needed to stop them. The 1st issue is heavily ironic given the amount of investigations he and his various Trump organisations are under, and the 2nd is the reason why he has shut down the government.
Extra Hair Being Grown
The wall is always a shit idea and waste of money whether Belfast, Berlin, Israel, or that Pink Floyd album: Trump is demanding over $5bn to build his racist-force-field-barrier-fence but the Democrat controlled Senate have denied him any cash so he did the Big Shutdown which meant that many government workers will not be paid until it reopens.
Walls: Always A Shit Idea
This is problematic because many federal workers get paid just before Christmas, which is an expensive time of year, then there’s a looong gap between December’s and January’s pay checks. Government employees will not be paid this month and are already falling behind with rent, mortgages, bills, food, petrol and so on. The Big Shutdown is alienating many of Trump’s base support, i.e.,white working class voters who are also federal employees, and further infuriating those who voted against him.
Donny’s House: Just Like Your Average Billionaires!
El Donzo said that he could ‘relate’ to the struggle he has forced workers to endure but he does not relate to them at all, and neither is he a ‘rebel’ or voice of (white) working class concerns. How does a ‘billionaire property developer’ relate to the monthly struggle of the working class? And what is rebellious about being a symbol of American success: property, wealth, status, and all shown on TV? The only thing Trump relates to is money. And he wants a lot of it to build his stupid fucken wall. El Donzo will not budge on this and neither will the Democrats who are being equally intransigent and contributing to the problem. The shitback cowardly Republican party is still silent and has made no attempt to moderate Trump’s behaviour. And, of course, who has to struggle on? Federal workers.
The one positive out of all this chaos that surrounds him is that Trump was forced to backtrack over pulling troops out of Syria. This means that, after a panicky week, the YPG/YPJ militias will still have support against Erdogan and Turkey and Assad in Syria whilst battling ISIS and trying to maintain Rojava but how long this goes is anyone’s guess.
More to come …